Bengaluru, March 20: IAS officer DK Ravi's aunt passed away due to a heart attack on Friday, says media reports.
36-year-old Ravi, who was additional commissioner in the state commercial tax department was found dead on March 16 in his official apartment. His body was found by his wife Kusuma when she entered the flat with a duplicate key after he did not respond to her calls.
Though police maintain that prima facie Ravi's death was a case of suicide and the state government has ordered a probe by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Ravi's father-in-law Hanumantharayappa said his son-in-law was not the kind of person who would commit suicide.
Family members of the bureaucrat had staged a sit-in protest on Wednesday, demanding a CBI probe into the death incident.
The state government has ordered a probe by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in the case.